How to Buy Non-Prescription Reading Glasses

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How to Buy Non-Prescription Reading Glasses
Pick the right strength in reading glasses for your eyes. (bible with eye glasses image by Kalani from

It may be time to get reading glasses if you no longer can see the small print of the newspaper without extending your arm. If you choose to buy reading glasses without a prescription know how to choose the right glasses for you.

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Get your eyes checked by an optometrist to make sure they are healthy before you buy an over-the-counter pair of eyeglasses.


Test your vision when you buy reading glasses. The lowest strength is 1.5. Work up the scale until you find the right lens strength for you.


Glasses should fit comfortably and not fall down the nose or leave marks on the side of your head. Choose one that fits across the bridge of the nose or one that rests on the end of the nose.


Pick from heavy frames to no frame. Match your clothes or pick Granny frames that rest on the tip of your nose.


Over-the-counter reading glasses can be as cheap as one dollar. Consider buying two pair in case you lose one.

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